Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion

  • P.O. Box 513, Department of Applied Physics

    5600 MB Eindhoven


  • Groene Loper, Flux, room 5.105

    5612 AP Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We work on selected, pressing problems of nuclear fusion energy by coming up with innovative solutions, ranging from turbulence optimization to liquid wall concepts.

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We tackle challenges of fusion energy by unleashing the creative minds of our students

Organisational profile

Nuclear fusion, probably the most daunting scientific and technological challenge mankind has ever taken on, might one day provide humanity with a clean, safe and virtually unlimited energy source. Motivated by this potential, we set out to tackle some of its most important challenges. Our researchers address these from different angles, utilizing the wide variety of tools that theory, numerical models and experiments grant us. Through our Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion master’s degree program, we train a new generation of fusion engineers to propel the field of nuclear fusion into the future.

Our approach is highly multidisciplinary, which is reflected in the close collaboration with the Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments as well as the on-campus Dutch Institute For Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER). We contribute to, and are in close contact with the largest fusion efforts around the world, including ITER and Wendelstein 7-X. This provides our students with the opportunity to put their skills to use in cutting-edge research, preparing them for their role as the fusion engineers of the future.

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Plasmas Engineering & Materials Science
fusion Physics & Astronomy
Thomson scattering Physics & Astronomy
cyclotrons Physics & Astronomy
tungsten Physics & Astronomy
ions Physics & Astronomy
electrons Physics & Astronomy
heating Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 1991 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

Application of Gaussian process regression to plasma turbulent transport model validation via integrated modelling

Ho, A., Citrin, J., Auriemma, F., Bourdelle, C., Casson, F. J., Kim, H. T., Manas, P., Szepesi, G. & Weisen, H., 22 Mar 2019, In : Nuclear Fusion. 59, 5, p. 1-18 18 p., 056007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

regression analysis
boundary conditions

A wall-aligned grid generator for non-linear simulations of MHD instabilities in tokamak plasmas

JET Contributors, MAST Team, JOREK Team, Pamela, S. & Huijsmans, G., 1 Oct 2019, In : Computer Physics Communications. 243, p. 41-50 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Plasma stability
37 Downloads (Pure)

Closed-form solutions for the trajectories of charged particles in an exponentially varying magnetostatic field

van Vugt, D. C., Kamp, L. P. J. & Huijsmans, G. T. A., 1 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. 47, 1, p. 296-299 4 p., 8544029.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
magnetostatic fields
charged particles
particle motion



NWO Grant for optimising turbulence in fusion reactors

Josefine Proll (Recipient), Jul 2019

Prize: NWOOtherScientific

fusion reactors
nuclear fusion
nuclear fission

Activities 2009 2011

  • 1 Examination
  • 1 Invited talk

Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Tony Donné (Invited speaker)
8 Mar 2011

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Adviseur in de afstudeerzitting van R. Lieuw

Hjalmar Mulders (Examiner)

Activity: Examination typesExaminationScientific